Our gardener and volunteers have been working tirelessly to get the parterres finished and here is the final product. All 61 raised beds are now laid out, having been carefully arranged with mathematical precision. Next will come the soil, gravel and eventually, planting!
Sunken Garden Restoration
We have so much to offer here at Castle Ward that our gardens have occasionally gone overlooked. We're rectifying that with a project for the Sunken Garden that will restore it to a high-Victorian arrangement with a kaleidoscope of colours and plants. We're working to recreate the garden in Mary Ward's painting of 1864 and make the place a real showpiece. The project will include removing the pond, and installing 61 parterres (ornamental beds) so there's plenty of work for our gardener and his volunteers.
03 Nov 17
The final design
26 Oct 17
The design takes shape
The team have taken advantage of some recent dry weather and made a start on the complicated layout of the 61 parterres of the finished design. Only about 40 more to go!
11 Oct 17
Attention to detail
In the original garden (see Mary's painting) the levels have very defined and manicured edges. Our team have started to put these in place and are working to make sure the angles are spot on!